Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Black sauce for capouns y-rostyde

15th century cookbook, Ashmole MS. 1439. sauces

Black sauce for capouns y-rostyde

—Take þe Lyuer of̘ capouns, and roste hit wel; take anyse, and grynde parysgingere, and canel, and a litil cruste of̘ brede, and grynde hit̘ weƚƚ aƚƚ to-gedre; tempre hit up wiþ verious, and þe grece of the capon, þanne boile it̘ and serue forþe.

Modern English

Black Sauce for roasted capon

—Take the Liver of capons, and roast it well, take anise, and grind [“parysgingere” is confusing, it could be meant to be two things, “parys”- grains of paradise, and “gingere”-ginger], and cinnamon, and a little crust of bread and grind it well all together; temper it up with verjuice, and the grease of the capon, then boil it and serve it forth.

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